Best Environmental Books

Contemporary fiction or non-fiction, how-to guides to green living, ecology tracts from the tree-hugging '70s, and those seminal works that chronicled the first stirrings of the conservation ethic.
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message 1: by [deleted user] (new)

The biggest problem is there are TOO MANY PEOPLE! What we need is a big plague like the 1918 flu to come around again. How else is the earth going to save itself from too many people?


message 2: by Kirsten (new)

Kirsten Rodning deleted user wrote: "The biggest problem is there are TOO MANY PEOPLE! What we need is a big plague like the 1918 flu to come around again. How else is the earth going to save itself from too many people? " While this is true, it's also a hard philosophy to actually think about. Would you sacrifice yourself in this hypothetical human apocalypse?


message 3: by Marta (new)

Marta Zaraska Interesting list, although I wouldn't call some of the books here "environmental" - for example, "The Hot Zone" - very good book, but not really a "green" type of book (it's about the Ebola and Marburg viruses)


message 4: by Ashley (new)

Ashley I think this list should be either fiction or nonfiction, not both. Any thoughts?


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